Sunday, April 22, 2012

BEDA 21: Oh no, Cece's an angry feminist.

Whoa. New blogger. I...do not like this. Sigh. I'll get used to it.

Do you know what else I don't like? Misogyny. Recently every other thing I see shared on my facebook feed from guys I know is one of those "funny" pictures about women. I don't know if it's been like this for long and I just started noticing, but I have been noticing A LOT lately. Like, way too much. I've been trying to fight back on their posts, but there's really only so much I can do. I've retorted, "Wow. Fuck you." Then, like a dumbass dick, he'll just be all, "Whatd i do?" Other, much more civil times, I've tried to actual discuss the gross statements being made only to have guys shut me down with a, "If we're going to talk about equality, I won't be apart of the conversation." Um, what? I was under the impression you were actually an educated, intelligent at least kind of awesome person. I'm sorry I was mistaken. And so I delete people. Yet more and more posts show up. Pictures about "sluts" and "woman logic" and I just. don't. understand. it. How do all of these guys think they're so fucking great? What makes them believe they're such wonderful "nice guys"?! Fucking shit goddamn. How are these guys supposed to be my friends when they un-ironically use the term "friend zone" and call girls who like to have sex "whores"? What if I had a shitton of sex? I know for a fact they would judge me like crazy and call me a slut. That is not ok.

After one too many today*, I made the mistake no woman should make. I googled "woman logic." Now I'm pissed off. Pages and pages and pages of degrading generalities.

One page in particular, is incredibly long and full of bullshit subheadings like: "Understanding Female Logic- Chapter 1", "laws women live by", "an analysis for men". The last going on for an entire page!

Excerpt from "An analysis for Men ........"[sic]:
There are several other questions for which "no" is the only answer, and several more that call for an emphatic and unqualified yes. In all of these cases, elaboration, justification or any attempt to be funny is unlikely to pay off.
Consult this handy chart:
JUST SAY NO 

Is there someone else? 
Do you still fantasise about her? 
Are you tired of me?


JUST SAY YES 

Do you still love me? 
Do you ever fantasise about me? 
Do you like my hair this way?



Because simply being honest is impossible with the female race. If  you're a really nice guy, lie to the woman you're supposed to love. What a freaking great idea.

My absolute favourite part was the beginning when they listed the translations from "woman language" to "men speak". With gems such as, "I heard a noise" means: I noticed you were almost asleep, and 
"Do you love me?" means, I'm going to ask for something expensive. Yup. Totally. Spot on. 

I understand that it can be fun to make jokes about people...but this isn't funny. This is stereotypical sexism. If this is funny to you, you're an idiot. I'm sorry I'm not sorry.

...And I just realized I've been listening to "No Diggity" while writing this. I like the beat. But, you know, it's about "playettes" so, I guess that's pro-women's sexuality?

*A picture of a smiling woman with the words, "I like really nice, sweet guys who compliment me and actually mean what they say, and make me feel like an amazing person. Better go date an asshole."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BEDA 12: A cutelet

I suckity suck suck at BEDA. At least, especially in the past few days. Sorry! I'll play catch up on everyone's awesome posts very soon. (Hopefully).

Today I am in the middle of practicing math problems for the ACT (because I suckity suck suck suck suuuuuuuck at math and not stressing out), trying to finish up late library books not out on my card, an annoying arguementish-type thing with stupid guy friendish-type things about feminism-type things on facebook, and the last few episodes of My Little Pony. Also falling asleep every other five minutes, daydreaming about One Direction.

This is all why today I am talking about the new OK GO music video.





My friend Abby woke me up from one of said 1D-day dreams to send me something even MORE adorable: PUPPIES!

Look at them! Those dog models are werk werk werk werk werkin' it. I kind of want everyone in the world to see the cuteness. Hey, FBI, do something useful with your time: Watch these doggy dance moves! Send them to the President! Can we all just stop fighting in the Mid-East? Because look, puppies! Doing tricks!

I'm currently mad at my dog for snarling at me when I tried to kiss her face, so, it's nice to have a (3D! IT'S 3D! I CAN'T WATCH IT IN 3D. BUT IT'S FREAKING IN 3D! PUPPIES! COME OUT OF THE YOUTUBES! IT'S LIKE A DREAM!) cute outlet. A cutelet.

Friday, April 6, 2012

BEDA 7: (Fictional) Kickass Female Rolemodels

I know for a fact that many bloggers have covered this subject every which way possible, but does the world really need another breakdown of my stupid life? No, no it does not. These are my favourite (fictional, although I refuse to accept that outloud) bad bitches that I look up to.

1. Hermione Granger
Does this even need explaining? No, but I will anyway. Hermione Granger is probably the all-time best female character of any story ever (and I'm totally not biased). She's extremely intelligent, dedicated, fierce, strong, loyal, and sweet. Without her, Harry and Ron could never have done everything they did. That whole bringing down the most evil dark lord of all time? Nope. Not without this bitch's brain and attitude. SHE IS SO BADASS UGH. This woman is literally everything I want to be in life. I don't know why it's so hard to find words to talk about her; I know for a fact I have dedicated paragraph after paragraph dedicated to her on Tumblr, maybe that's why. She is my favourite character in my favourite story of all time.*
2. Rory and Lorelai Gilmore
Where do I begin for the Gilmore girls? Putting aside the fact that I grew up watching this show with my own mother and our lives have paralleled it in an innumerable amount of freaky ways, I couldn't have gotten a better rolemodel to be with me from such a young age. Rory Gilmore is witty, determined, beyond intelligent, kind-hearted but won't take no crap from bitches and hos like (young)Paris. Her attitude towards life and school have been somewhat of a fall back for me during my middle school years, and even now. Rory and Hermione combined have always been in the back of my mind reminding me that I'll be so much better off in the long run if I just get this homework done and be happy about it. Then there's Lorelai, someone who is probably the baddest bitch to ever grace the CW with her prescence (sorry Gossip Girl fans and...um...what other shows do they even have now?). With wit and brains combined with her looks and attitude, this woman can literally do anything. Honestly, I'm a little afraid that if I met Lorelai Gilmore she wouldn't like me. Obviously, sometimes both of these woman have made me want to slap them for acting so stupid...but that's a facet that makes them such fantastic, rounded, and realistic characters.

3. Jessica Darling
Yes, she's a moody bitch who often makes me want to pull my hair out, but she doesn't take any shit from anyone. Also, she writes like a freaking boss. I couldn't be happier with the woman she is at the end, in Perfect Fifths. No matter what is going on in my life, I am CONSTANTLY going back to Jessica's diaries (my own diary showed me last night that at this time last year I was re-reading Charmed Thirds, too. I do read other books, I promise). Our high school similarities are comforting, but her overall wittier take on everything is consistently inspiring to me and my writing.

4. Katniss Everdeen
Katniss is the definition of a badass warrior woman. She has to face the worst possible case scenario and not only manages to keep her dignity, she brings down a hugely corrupt government. How the heck is someone that strong and smart and level-headed?! She is fierce in every definition of the word and does what she needs to when it needs to be done. Put in her situation, I wouldn't last a day, let alone live for years through everything that she does and freaking be the freaking reason for a freaking revolution. This woman is a fantastic character to exist for girls--people--everywhere.

I know I have more, but I also have a lot of homework to do and not a lot of names coming to mind at the moment. I'll probably kick myself later for leaving someone out. Who are some of your fictional rolemodels? I'll just assume we're all huge nerds here, because we probably are. Right? Yeah.

*Well, you know, and the namesake character of course...I just...and Ron...can't...choose...kjdshgadhgdjjkh...The Golden Trio are my favourite characters of my favourite story ever.

What have I gotten done today: I am in the ZONE. I explicated TWO poems for my English class!

BEDA 6: Books

I have no school today, so instead of continuing the day the way it's been going with me just laying in my bed, whining about having to go downstairs to get something to drink, I'm going to start this before 10 pm! Yeah!

Ok, well, that ^ was at noon, and this update is coming to you from 7:15. I kind of took a nap and then re-watched some Sherlock and then worked out. So. A for effort? It's still not 10!

I need to read more. Towards the end of 2011 I barely read at all, and I have no idea why. I just didn't and it felt horrible. These past few months have been the craziest of my life, but I've been reading a lot and that has definitely helped. I just...feel better about myself when I read. I've just been to Kayley's blog (http://kayleyhyde.blogspot.co.uk/) and saw her list of books, my best friend does the exact same thing. How do people read so much? How do people get things done?! I need so much more getting-done in my life. What have I gotten done today? Let's see...I ate an entire dark chocolate bunny head without even realizing it. That counts, right? Of course, I did infact have to get up, get dressed, go to class, and then to Mally's with my grandpa to get it first, so really, I have done like, so much today, guys.

I have no idea if I can even remember all the books I've read recently. I guess I'll try, but this is in no order. To make this easier, plays/books read for school count. Also, re-reads for the first time this year (an official rule Kate and I made for our book lists. There's a lot of technicality in book lists).

Books so far in 2012:
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sloppy Firsts - Megan McCafferty
Second Helpings - Megan McCafferty
The Tempest - Shakespeare
Medea - Euripides
Oedipus the King - Sophocles
A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien (mostly, almost done)

That's a little shabby. I'll work on it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Initially, there was not enough room on the door, ok? Ok.

Yes, they could have tried harder (say more than once) BUT can we drop that arguement now please? AND JUST BE FREAKING EXCITED BECAUSE IT'S TITAAAAAAAAAANIC! KHFSAKHFJDSKHH.

I am extremely excited to sit on my sleepy butt until 4 in the morning. Like, way more excited than I should be. I just love this movie. Seeing the trailer in theatres made me tear up a little, it's intense; I am definitely going to cry tonight. I am such a crier. Cry-er? Whatever. I cry too much. Also, young and cute-sexy Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen? Yes please!

It's just gonna be so preeeeeeeeeeetty. Guuuuuuuuys. There are a lot of extra letters in this post. I don't care if I'm the only who's this excited, I'm pumped.

This movie is gonna be gorgeous and all up in my face and I can't wait.

Ok nap time

Monday, April 2, 2012

BEDA 2: Yeah...This year's gonna be fun.

Last night, my exhausted, delusional brain convinced itself that it was March 31st despite the fact that I had already pulled an April Fool's Joke on my mother. Thanks a lot, me, that was extremely stupid. What a great way to start BEDA! Let's dive right in.

Hi! I've missed blogging. I've started several posts over the past three months, but in normal Cece-like fashion, never finished any of them. Here I am, though! Fully prepared to blog every single day this month (except yesterday)! So, buckle up.

Whyyyyyyy was I so exhausted and delusional Sunday night? I had way too much fun this weekend at OSU (they um...lost something right? I have no idea, as you can tell by the "fun" part, I am not involved at all with sports). Hanging out with my best friend, being a stupid teenager, building blanket forts in her fancy, all grown-up adult apartment. It was a pretty great way to end a fantastic spring break, in all aspects except, you know, the there's-still-school one. I went to my English class this morning handing in the worst revision of the worst paper I've ever written. So...there's that embarrassment. I've been heaping the embarrassment on myself lately. Woo!

The start of my spring break was excellent, as well. Even better maybe, if only because I didn't have high school looming on the horizon. I seriously love my friends, they're the best people ever.

What am I supposed to talk about now? What do people usually talk about? How do I blog? I'm losing it. Or I've lost it. HOW DO I FIND IT?!